‘Emergency Contact’: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II And Dwayne Johnson Team Up For Austin Music Scene Action Flick

How’s this for a powerhouse pairing? Watchmen and Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will team up with fellow DCEU alum Dwayne Johnson for a new action movie titled Emergency Contact. Details on the film are being kept under wraps, but it’s described by THR as a “high-concept, high-octane action film set in the underground music scene of Austin, Texas.” 

Abdul-Mateen will star and exec-produce, while Johnson will produce through his Seven Bucks label. So far it doesn’t appear that Johnson is taking a role for himself, but things could change especially if it helps get the movie made.

The story comes from writing duo Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani, best known for the recent legal drama The Mauritanian.

Abdul-Mateen is on one Hell of a roll. Coming off his Emmy-winning performance as Dr. Manhattan in HBO’s Watchmen, he gained acclaim for his role as Bobby Seale in The Trial of the Chicago 7. Coming up next are the Candyman reboot, a role in Mad Max: Fury Road prequel Furiosa, the long-awaited The Matrix 4, and a return as Black Manta in Aquaman 2. Damn, son.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.